Board of Governors

Board of Governors

Northern College Board of Governors is responsible to govern effectively:

  • to ensure Northern College is successfully managed;
  • to achieve Northern College’s mission; and
  • to remain responsive to community need and emerging opportunity.

The Board of Governors is accountable to students, employees, employers, Indigenous Peoples and the communities Northern College serves.

The Board of Governors is also accountable to the citizens of Ontario because the college is publicly funded.

Board Members

Office Board Member Region
Chair Carly Stringer Porcupine
First Vice-Chair Jeff Molyneaux Kirkland Lake
Second Vice-Chair Cindy Reasbeck Kapuskasing
Governor at Large Mike Metatawabin Timmins
College President Dr. Audrey J. Penner
Academic Representative Patricia Hamilton Haileybury
Administrative Representative Eric Poulin Timmins
Student Representative Olivia Hayhurst Haileybury
Support Staff Representative John Harrington Haileybury
Cathy Ellis Iroquois Falls
Helene Studholme Kirkland Lake
Ken Wojtus Timmins
Lynne Innes Moose Factory
Rod Mathews New Liskeard
Devin Naveau Mattagami
Kimberley Bird Timmins
Estelle Bérubé Kapuskasing
Executive Assistant to the Board Leslie Hanes
Treasurer Mitch Dumas

Under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Acts, the mailing addresses and telephone numbers of the members of the Board of Governors are confidential. Any correspondence to the Board members may be directed to them c/o the Executive Assistant to the Board, Northern College, Highway 101 East, P.O. Box 3211, Timmins, Ontario P4N 8R6

Schedule of Meetings


Thursday, September 15, 2022 Board Planning Meeting
Timmins Campus
10:00 a.m. (All Day)
Friday, September 16, 2022 Board Meeting #462
Timmins Campus
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 Board Meeting #463
Haileybury Campus
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 26-27, 2022 CCBE Governor Orientation
(Hybrid in-person/virtual)
Saturday and Sunday AM
November 27-28, 2022 Higher Education Summit
(Sheraton Centre Toronto)
(Sunday PM & Monday)


Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Board Meeting #464
Kirkland Lake Campus
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 16, 2023 Board Meeting #465
Timmins Campus
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 9, 2023 Board Meeting #466
Moosonee Campus (Tentative)
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 Board Meeting #467
AGM, Timmins Campus
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Board Policies & Procedures

No. 1 Conduct of the Affairs of the Board (PDF, 255 KB)
No. 2 College Council (PDF, 94.9 KB)
A – Ends
A-0 Mega Ends (PDF, 34.6 KB)
A-1 Vision Mission (PDF, 41.6 KB)
A-2 Programs of Instruction (PDF 43.3 KB)
A-3 Strategic Plan (PDF, 37.4 KB)
A-4 Business Plan (PDF, 34.8 KB)
A-5 Annual Report (PDF, 37.0 KB)
A-6 Student Success (PDF, 41.5 KB)
A-7 Our Communities (PDF, 41.3 KB)
A-8 Our Staff (PDF, 32.9 KB)
B – Governance Process
B-1 Policy Development (PDF, 40.4 KB)
B-2 Governance and Accountability (PDF, 76.2 KB)
B-3 Relationships with Indigenous People and Communities (PDF, 54.6 KB)
B-4 External Governor Representation (PDF, 40.4 KB)
B-5 Effective Student Governor Representation (PDF, 34.9 KB)
B-6 Election of Internal Board Members (PDF, 67.3 KB)
B-7 Board and Member Self Evaluation (PDF, 43.7 KB)
B-8 Board of Governors Agendas – General Session and Committee of the Whole (PDF, 46.3 KB)
B-9 Conflict of Interest (PDF, 107 KB)
B-10 Complaints to Board Members (PDF, 39.1 KB)
B-11 Occupational Health and Safety (PDF, 53.4 KB)
B-12 Travel Expenses – Board Members (PDF, 34.5 KB)
B-13 Presentations to the Board (PDF, 39.2 KB)
B-14 Reappointment of Board of Governors Members (PDF, 37.2 KB)
B-15 Recruitment and Orientation of New Governors (PDF, 79.8 KB)
B-17 Protocol for Naming Facilities (PDF, 38.9 KB)
B-18 Board Information System (PDF, 68 KB)
B-19 Board Monitoring System (PDF, 79 KB)
B-20 Board Attendance (PDF, 23.6 KB)
B-21 Investment Policy (PDF, 32.4 KB)
C – Board-President Relations
C-1 Delegation to the President (PDF, 46 KB)
C-2 Appointment of an Interim President (PDF, 32.8 KB)
C-3 Selecting a New President (PDF, 33 KB)
C-4 President’s Contract (PDF, 36.9 KB)
C-5 Assessing Presidential Performance (PDF, 62 KB)
C-6 Incidents Involving the College President (PDF, 39 KB)
C-7 President Emeritus (PDF, 42 KB)
C-8 Terminating the President’s Contract (PDF, 39.2 KB)
D – Executive Limitations
D-1 General Executive Constraint (PDF, 30.4 KB)
D-2 Communication with the Board (PDF, 38.4 KB)
D-3 Partnerships and Collaborative Initiatives (PDF, 37.8 KB)
D-4 Program Advisory Committees (PDF, 26.4 KB)
D-5 Signing Authority (PDF, 39.6 KB)
D-6 Naming of Facilities (PDF, 30.8 KB)
D-7 Language Services Policy (PDF, 37.4 KB)
D-8 Purchasing (PDF, 40.2 KB)
D-9 Facility Leasing Policy (PDF, 38.6 KB)
D-10 Leadership Succession Plan (PDF, 43.3 KB)
D-11 Asset Protection (PDF, 57.2 KB)
D-12 Financial Matters (PDF, 67.6 KB)
D-13 Insurance (PDF, 22.9 KB)
D-14 Commitment to Quality (PDF, 23.2 KB)
D-15 Staff Relations (PDF, 36.2 KB)
D-16 Risk Management (PDF, 37.9 KB)
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